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to hold talks with barack obama. we have more from washington. >> u.s. troop levels, u.s. financial aid, and political support for the afghan central government. those are some of the key issues dominating the agenda as hamid karzai continues his visit to washington. he has already met with leon panetta to talk specifically about the u.s. forces that would be necessary after the official end of the war of the end of 2014. the question will be what kind of responsibility will the troops have and what kind of legal protection will they have to carry out their mission. one thing the u.s. is keen to improve as the afghan security forces are capable of providing for national security across the country, but there are some critics who suggest this may be optimistic talk, given one out of the 23 decisions, just one is capable of carrying out of this sort of security without support and guidance from the u.s. or allied forces. the other 22 still need a lot of training. they still have problems with troops going a wall, aw -- going awol, and they still have problems with the taliban. the u.s. do
two weeks. we will be taking up the obama assault on the second amendment with his presidential power, by talking with trey gowdy and peter jensen. also tonight, a live report on big news out of washington. president obama officially nominating jack lew to head up the treasury department. shannon bream handles that for us. we will take an in-depth look at what has become an epidemic in this country. doctor robbie ludwig joins us on the psychology of what is a culture. what some call human graffiti. and secretary geithner not winning resounding support from republicans despite the fact that is budget director in the clinton administration, he presided over three straight balanced budgets. shannon bream has our report. reporter: >> i cannot think of a better person to continue then jack lew. reporter: president obama signaling plans to continue by nominating jack lew. he has handled a string of issues that has impacted the economy. >> he presided over three budget surpluses in a row. for all the talk out there about deficit reduction, making sure our books are balanced, he is a guy who
, this is the "kudlow report." in washington, the obama team pushed its gun control agenda on three fronts today. talking to walmart, the nra, and hollywood. and the administration package is starting to take shape and we're going to walk you through it. also in washington, d.c., president obama finally makes it official and nominates jack lew for treasury secretary. but, he received a quote obscene million dollar bonus as his boss obama would put it while working at citibank which got bailed out to the tune of $45 billion. is that part of the jack lew story that's going to make him toxic in his confirmation hearings? >>> and we go out to san diego where the family of the late nfl star junior learned he had a brain disease when he committed suicide. did football kill him? >>> and back to hollywood, my favorite movie of the year "lincoln" gets the lion share of oscar nominations. this is a fabulous film about government dysfunction and how abe lincoln solved it then. can we learn something about it now? the "kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up this evening, call it the d.c. gun show. al
visit to washington, d.c. what how karzai wants to discuss with president obama. and we are approaching the one- year mark of the debt the costa concordia accident we check in on the progress >> this afternoon, president barack obama will lock them afghan president comet karzai to the white house -- will come afghan president hamid karzai to the white house. hallie jackson has more on what is expected out of the meeting from our washington bureau. >> today's face-to-face visit between the two presidents is the first since president obama was reelected and caps a three- day-long visit to the u.s. by the afghan leader. the u.s. is looking to its transition out of afghanistan, figuring out what its role will be over the next two years and how many troops might stay beyond 2014. president karzai hopes to work out the foundation of a security agreement at today's meeting, but it is not expected to be fully fleshed out until november of this year. in washington, i am hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> still to come, the nation's latest school shooting victim undergoes surgery today. who poli
by the white house and afghan president karzai during karzai's current visit to washington. the obama administration has reportedly set its expectations low for passage of a new assault weapons ban in congress despite a change in national consciousness in the aftermath of last month's newtown shooting massacre. the new york times is reporting the white house has decided it will be exceedingly difficult for the ban to make it to president obama's desk, leading administration aides to develop other gun control rules that would draw bi-partisan support. the alternatives include universal background checks, more government research on gun violence. the white house is also reportedly considering a $50 million effort to fund the placement of hundreds of police officers and new surveillance equipment in public schools, a move that would resemble the national rifle association's call for armed guards in every school. news of the proposals comes as vice-president joe biden hosted gun industry representatives at the white house on thursday as part of his ongoing task force on u.s. gun violence.
the week off. nevertheless, it's been a very busy one here in washington. president obama made two major cabinet announcements in chuck hagel and just yesterday jack lew and while not a cabinet position, the president nominated john brennan to head the cia. all three posts need to be confirmed when the senate gets back to work. and speaking of approval, the president will kick off his second term seven points more popular than the first-term average flying in the face of history, though it's still early. five of the seven u.s. presidents re-elected since world war ii have been less popular in the second terms. so can the president use early momentum to push the policy agenda? let's spin. guys, i have been saying for a while now i think that his second term he's going the see a lot more pushback from the friends on the left than his foes on the right. for one, he's been re-elected. i think the gop has generally resigned themselves to the fact that they're going to be four more years to obama and they have a little less incentive to hang him for every misstep he has but democrats are incen
frisked at the senate. when he ran with president obama the idea of the obama candidacy was to get washington past it's partisan warfare. that new kind of politics has lead to many successes. it has not led to less partisanship. the one part that has been a bright spot in cutting deals and getting a working relationship is this old school senate drenched back room dealing. in a funny way it has worked in this new bitter era. >> karen, it looks like we are headed for a biden versus clinton presidential primary in 2016 and make others. but it looks like joe biden and hillary are going to be in there. i don't know that i can bear to think about 2016. but anything is possible is what i would say at this point. here is the thing about joe biden, he has street credit. think about when he went to the naacp. he felt he was natural and he had credibility with the audience. he was able to talk about the things that mattered to the audience. that is part of what he has brought to the white house. he was also a part of the foreign policy team. maybe it will be hillary clinton and maybe they wi
rounds in washington, d.c. he is going to be at the white house with a meeting with president obama. later, he will speak at george washington university and is expected to discuss the future of his country after u.s. troops hand over security to afghan forces. there are 66,000 u.s. troops still in the country. u.s. commanders want that up to 20,000 to stay in support of afghan forces after 2014. >>> news time 4:44. it's a series outbreak. one that officials -- serious outbreak one that officials were not expecting to be this bad and every day more and more people are coming down with the flu. emergency rooms all over the country are swamped. schools are closed and dozens of people have passed away because of it. charley is at the live ding with more on the latest so- called epidemic. right now what are health officials doing. >> the cdc will later update the flu situation. they say this is the worst season they have had in years. and we have not hit the peak yet. 41 states reporting widespread flu activity. some places much worse than others. in one oklahoma county the vie vows is
in the western african country will last as long as is necessary. >> in washington, d.c.,, and karzai meeting with president barack obama a winehouse. they were reviewing strategy for the future of the two country's relationship. >> he said u.s. forces would be moving into a support role by this spring. he said that it was within reach. he said the afghan government would soon start direct talks with the taliban. for more on this story, we're going live to our correspondent in washington. what do we know now about the new framework for the u.s. a moment in afghanistan? >> the details on any security agreement that would kick in after 2014. president obama pointing out the goals of any security agreements, the training and assisting of forces in afghanistan, and the second being targeting terrorists. how exactly they will achieve the goals, new details of potential troop numbers. those of the numbers everyone are waiting for. obama, it was very important for him to point out the nature of the mission was joining from combat to a mission that was purely a sustained, advising, and training. that
obama named today a "low key" washington hand as his new secretary of the treasury. jacob lew is being called a man who combines tough bargaining with deep economic understanding and a commitment to protecting the safety net for the poor and the elderly. some republicans have promised to oppose lew's nomination, but most say they are reserving
. 5:27. 41 degrees. good morning washington continues at 5:30. >> the obama administration has scaled down the number of inaugural balls, but huge crowds are live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, a miserable start to the year for many. in some cities, flu vaccines are getting very difficult to find. good morning washington. it is friday, january 11. i'm scott thuman. >> i'm cynne simpson. jeras. >> a pretty interesting day. it will be a lot different than the last few. one exception -- our temperatures are still mild. 39 degrees at reagan national. 33 at dulles. gaithersburg, 34. 32 in frederick. we had some scattered cottages, but as you look at the satellite, see how there are different shades of gray? you will see the stars and the middle but between all of this. -- the moon between all of this. showers are on the way, but i think they will stay away until maybe middle of the afternoon. 43 at 9:00, 49 at noon, at 50 degrees at 5:00. yes, the showers will be here before the drive home. it could impact your commute home. the problems with
. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: president obama named today a "low key" washington hand as his new secretary of the treasury. jacob lew is being called a man who combines tough bargaining with deep economic understanding and a commitment to protecting the safety net for the poor and the elderly. some republicans have promised to oppose lew's nomination, but most say they are reserving judgment. darren gersh has more on this pivotal player. >> reporter: the president introduced his pick for treasury secretary as a man who gets tough jobs done. and one of those jobs will be protecting programs the president supports. >> as the son of a polish immigrant, as a man of deep and devout faith, jack knows every number on a page, every dollar we budget, every decision we make, has to be an expression of who we wish to be as a nation. >> reporter: the two men enjoy an easy rapport that was clearly on display today. >> thank you mr. president for your trust, your confidence and friendship. serving in your administration has allowed me to live out those values my parents instill
andrea mitchell live in washington where we are awaiting hamid karzai and president obama who will be addressing reporters in the east room following their meetings on the pace of the u.s. troop withdrawals. one big disagreement? the white house suggestion this week of a zero option, a withdrawal of all u.s. troops after 2014 leaving no residual force at all, but, first, the big domestic issue here at home. what to do about gun violence. the white house is pushing back hard on suggestions that they do not believe they can win a ban on assault weapons, and are focussing on other options. in fact, a senior administration official tells me within the hour that an assault weapons ban and background checks are both going to be in the final set of proposals that go to the president despite all reports to the controversy. the nra president who met with vice president biden yesterday is drawing a hard line on assault weapons. >> we don't think that a ban on so-called assault weapons, which hasn't worked in the past, is going to work this time. we think manufacture those are feel good
in washington where president obama will soon meet with hamid karzai the president of afghanistan. karzai's week in washington has included a dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton and a meeting with outgoing defense secretary leon panetta, but face time with president obama is the meeting that could make headlines because u.s. troop levels in afghanistan will likely be a key topic. so, let's bring in white house correspondent dan lothian. what's expected to come out of this meeting? >> reporter: well, first of all, it's a chance for both of these leaders to sit down and talk about the future of afghanistan, both economically, the transition that will take place and militarily. the big discussion obviously is what the u.s. footprint will look like in afghanistan after 2014. president obama during his first campaign and the last campaign promised to withdraw troops from afghanistan. it was part of his overall military strategy ending the war in iraq, winding down the war, and ending it in afghanistan. and so this big question, will there be some troops left in afghanistan after 2014. ther
team obama could still use some of those binders full of women. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> there's news out of the world of sports. we learned today former nfl star linebacker, junior seau, who committed suicide at the age of 43 last may had the same brain condition diagnosed in at least two former nfl players who also took their own lives. seau's family asked that his brain tissue be analyzed after his death. test results from the national institutes of health show he had a brain disease called cte, caused by repeated blows to the head. symptoms can include memory loss, aggression and depression. >>> now to a life or death struggle that has captured attention around the world. 11 whales trapped under the ice, running out of breathing room. and just as a rescue mission was ramping up, something unexpected took place. it's all happening way up in remote northern quebec. and nbc news chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson has our report. >> this is a scene of beauty and bewilderment. the ocean's top predators, killer whales, fighting to breathe in canada
portfolio. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: president obama named today a "low key" washington hand as his new secretary of the treasury. jacob lew is being called a man who combines tough bargaining with deep economic understanding and a commitment to protecting the safety net for the poor and the elderly. some republicans have promised to oppose lew's nomination, but most say they are reserving
been meeting with the afghan president's in washington. hamid karzai is also saying that he will go in to meet barack obama. around 58,000 american troops are still serving there. the french president has vowed to stop the advance of al qaeda revels in mali. french troops have already arrived. witnesses are saying that they have touched the darman the french planes have been reportedly flying in the area. some soldiers were already stationed in the country for training services as a part of an agreement. this is coming after they pushed the army out of the town 600 kilometers northeast. it was some of the fiercest fighting since the of qaeda-led group began taking control nine months ago. >> the terrorists have recently regrouped on a line that artificially separates north and south mali. they want to strike a fatal blow to the very existence. we cannot accept this. we're facing an aggression. i have decided france is ready to act on behalf of our african partner request of the authority. this is strictly within the u.n. security council. this is the requirement of solidarity and re
announcing he will make recommendations to president obama by tuesday. we will take you live to washington in just a few minutes. a live report from white house correspondent dan lothian on the latest developments on this issue. >>> severe storms, including three tornado touchdowns, leave parts of louisiana under water. in one town, eunice, has been drenched with over a foot of rain in three days. seven parishes have widespread flooding prompting governor bobby jindal to declare a state of emergency there. >>> it has been an awful week for boeing 787 dreamliner aircraft. one of the most advanced planes ever. two more mishaps on separate flights in japan today. a cracked cockpit window and an oil leak. this fires a fire, fuel spill and brake problems. the faa is set to announce a comprehensive review of the dream leaner. >>> and this year mlb will conduct tests on players for hgh. >> the in-season hgh drug test is a huge concession from the players a serious advance in drug testing in baseball. it's interesting to see if the other sports follow suit. >> i think it's great. >> agree. eight
around the country, including this. the afghan president karzai capping off the trip to washington with president obama today. at issue here, the u.s. plans 2014 withdraws from affection, and whether president obama will leave a force in the torn nation. what is the significance of the bilateral talks? what do they mean for u.s.-afghan relations? james jeffrey joins me from washington, george w. bush's national deputy security adviser and former ambassador to iraq. thank you for joining me, and i want to ask you, first, about this conversation. they are having lunch right now as a matter of fact as we speak. we're going to hear from them in the next hour. how is the relationship at this point between the two presidents? >> well, the relationship is good, but it is also strained by the fact that we have expectations of the karzai government in terms of the elections in 2014 where president karzai cannot run the candidacy again, and the nature of the election, issue of corruption in the election and, also, more importantly in the government as a whole, and how they will sustain the f
encapsulates the idea of no drama obama. he's a tough negotiator, he's pragmatic and he's been around washington, as we've just heard, for the last 40 some years. he's one of the preeminent budget experts in this town and has had a street at the table for some of the biggest budget fights over the last the dedes. so the president wanted to have somebody at the treasury who he was very close to and who was going to be armed for the fiscal fights ahead. >> woodruff: you at one point in your profile today, you quote david plouffe, the senior advisor to the president saying lew has a quiet ferocity to him. and you cite an incident during the 2011 debt limit fight with the republicans. >> that's right. it was sort of the 11th hour of negotiations and lew ca up th the idea of the sequester and at the last minute the republicans came back and said they wanted to attach medicaid cuts to the automatic spending cuts that would be in place if they weren't able to come up with a long term fiscal solution that we now know is the sequester and lew, he hadn't slept in days, he was on speakerphone an
karzai having dinner with secretary of state, hillary clinton in washington, dc and at 7:00 a.m. will meet with president obama at the white house for meetings. car difficult is in the united states to discuss security in afghanistan. he has a wish list of military equipment including drones and helicopters. >> traffic and weather are next on abc7 news and a like look outside at golden gate bridge right now with headlights coming into san francisco showing it is all clear with our meteorologist, mike nicco, with the full act weather forecast. we will check with the abc7 traffic center as well. >> look at this: apocalypse vision with the sky turning red over the normally sunny >> good morning, again, at 6:40 on friday. it is not freezing cold. we have to contend with the wind chill. the winds are gusting to nearly 30 miles per hour and 23 in novato. dress in layers this morning. 49 in livermore and morgan hill, the cool spots. most of us around 50 to 52 and sunny and breezy. calmer and around 50 for saturday and sunday and warmer, low-to-mid 50's on monday. >> caltrain reportin
trafficking. >>> inauguration night will be a busy one here in washington. about 40,000 are expected to pack into president obama's two inaugural balls. it's the fewest number of events for any modern president. but the committee says the celebrations will be elaborate. they will party across all five exhibit halls. nbc wash ton has everything you need about how it will affect you. go to and click on local guide. very, very useful information. >> i went through it yesterday. it really is. people who haven't been through a lot of inaugurations, it answers all the big questions and clears it up. >> road restrictions, parking restrictions, how to get there. whether to go. all the good stuff. >> it's 5:36 right now. why sentencing could be put on holiday for the man convicted of shooting at military buildings across our region. >>> brown versus blue. coming up, the study about one the eye color [ telephone rings ] good evening, this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. >>> catch a rooster o
to washington, served as the director of omb upped obama and clinton and even a stint on wall street and now the white house chief of staff is set to be become the next treasury secretary. in real jobs overseeing the delicate and struggling economy and digging us out of the largest deficit in history. his decisions will impact the livelihoods of every one of us, but does anyone know who he is? >> any idea who that guy is? >> no. >> i don't know who that is. >> does he look familiar >> i'm going to go bill o'reilly. >> and another crook. >> another crook? >> who is that man, any idea? >> since arrived in the u.s., so the answer is no. >> that doesn't excuse you. >> hey, man, any guess who this is? >> it's not you. >> this, you think it looks like me? >> yes. >> it looks like me? >> hold on, let's he see. >> all right. >> hi, guys, can you tell me who this is? >> anybody? wild guess? hello, anybody? any idea who this is? >> come back here, who is this person? can you guess? >> the new treasury secretary. >> what's his name. >> i forget. >> his name is lew is his la name. >> very good. >> new t
suspicious. >> president obama welcomes afghan president karzai to the white house this morning to discuss the future of the united states role in afghanistan. he made the rounds in washington yesterday attending a working dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton and he visited the pentagon where he was greeted by defense secretary panetta and other top military officials. sources say karzai arrived with a wish lit of military equipment including drones and helicopters and other hardware to ensure afghanistan security when nato forces leave at the end of next year. >> frigid out there when you are outside and you need the heater on in the car. >> what a way to wake up. >> what are we facing? >> colder temperatures this morning and colder tomorrow morning. outside i will show what you is going on, a little frost out there driving into work. my thermometer was down to 28 in san ramon valley. from the east bay hills, it is clear. live doppler 7 hd shows a lack of radar but there are a few high clouds right this. that is also helping to keep the temperatures up a little bit in the north
a creature of washington. host: what is the message from president obama about this decision? caller: when he picked timothy geithner, it was to handle the financial crisis's aftermath. mr. lew's challenge will be the spending and tax fights with congress. he is signalling he is really gunning for these budget fights with congress a in the upcoming year and years to come. host: will that be the total focus of what he does and could that affect other areas he has to attentive? caller: it will be his main focus. obviously, he has a broad portfolio with international issues, dealing with financial markets. for the 2002 dodd-frank rule, he will be a head of the new council of regulators and the oversight council. if he is confirmed, he will have plenty of things to keep him busy. unless there is a quick deal, most of the time he will be dealing with budget issues. host: 2 has weighed in from congress and the senate on this decision? caller: a lot of republicans are saying, let's have a vote to see what it comes up during his confirmation hearing. i think right now the expectation is he will be co
that president obama already made up his mind on those issues. carl cameron is live in washington, d.c. now, talking about video games. >> entertainment last night and video games today. not a sign of great concern by the entertainment industry or movies and broadcasters or the video gaming industry about whether or not they will face copsences as a result of the summit by joe biden trying to cur, gun violence. s a big contrast to the folks on the second amendment gun side given the president's desire to ban is semi automatic rifles and improve background checks. the likelihood of an all out ban might be losing momentum. it has become fairly obvious that the legislative bill in the senate is going to have a hard time getting through the republicanly controlled house. that is not something that is likely to be done with an executive order by the president. it may not even happen which has both sides aggressively digging in for what could be a long campaign style battle. >> shepard: i heard suggestions from the gun own areship groups. go through what they are doing. >> the nra just to give yo
't approve of lou to scuttle the nomination? i say no way. coming to us from washington, d.c. tonight to discuss this story and more about president obama's second term cabinet tad divine. welcome to "the war room"." >> good to be here, governor. >> jennifer: jack lou seems like the perfect nominee. twice confirmed. he's conservative, an orthodox jew. he returns to his family every weekend. he eats his plain cheese sandwich at his desk out out of a brown paper bag and more importantly he knows everything financially why are they aposhianed to him. what has he done wrong. >> he knows more about the budget than they do, they don't want to negotiate with him. they have decided to engage in non-stop partisan warfare at every turn. this is another opportunity to make trouble. they refuse to accept what the people decided in the last election. wherever they can they'll turn against the president and his appointees. it's as simple as that. >> jennifer: do you think the white house, because of his previous confirmations being relatively easy, do you think the president thought lou's confirmat
karzai is in washington d.c. today meeting privately with president obama and they will hold a joint news conference at the white house. you will be able to see it live at 1:15 eastern on companion network c-span at 5:30 eastern. president hamid karzai will be at georgetown university talking about relations between afghanistan and the u.s.. c-span will have coverage of that starting at 5:30 eastern. >> you could read the president's. unlike anyone else. he came as close as anyone to gaining admittance into what wrap it sure would called roosevelt's heavily forested interior. unlike mrs. roosevelt, he knew when to be still in the presence of the president, when to press him, when to back off and tell a joke. after he won the election, wendell willkie, who he'd be, within his office and they remained friends. wendell willkie said the president why do you keep that man so close to you? that man being hopkins. wendell willkie did not like hopkins and roosevelt said you may be in this office some day and you will understand but he asks for nothing except to serve me. >> trusted adviser, frien
. >>> afghan president karzai is speak at george washington university and is expected to talk about his beliefs the u.s. and nato failed to make afghanistan more secure. karzai is meeting with president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton today. >>> it's unclear whether the man accused of opening fire in a colorado movie theater will be arraigned today. lawyers for james holmes say that he is not ready to enter a plea. a judge ruled yesterday that there is enough evidence to put holmes on trial. >>> half of the world's food goes to waste. that's according to a new study out of britain. it says that food is lost in production with insufficient weighs of getting it there or wasted by consumers completely. many people threw away as much as half of what they buy at the store. >>> today we are expected to learn more from the cdc on growing flu epidemic among children there have been 18 deaths reported so far this season. from coast to coast americans are waging a losing battle against the nasty flu strain. doctors overrun with patients are running low on flu shots and tests as the v
according to "the washington post," a record for lobbying efforts. nonetheless, president obama passed the health care overhaul and the wall street reform. another $33 million was spent on the 2010 mid terms as the chamber tried to take down congressional democrats. >> sestak voted for a government takeover of health care. he even voted with pelosi for massive new spending. >> unemployment. spending. dead. washington is broken. policies are making it worse. >> does anyone think alexi can create jobs? look at his record of economic failure. >> 28 years of barbara boxer and america is going broke. >> the results were largely successful for them. the chamber helped elect candidates like marco rubio and kelly in the senate. although big money efforts to unseat some senators, like barbara boxer and michael bennett did fall short. both sides sought to repair relations. tom donahue said he was willing to work, and the president extended an olive branch when he went to the chamber in february of 2011. >> maybe if we had had brought over a fruit cake when i first moved in, we would have gotten
weeks. how the president's nominees could effect u.s. troop withdrawal. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> the pastor who was supposed to deliver the benediction at president obama's inauguration is now backing out. that is after remarks made by the reverend louie surfaced that he made two decades ago condemning the same sex rights movement. spokeswoman for the presidential inaugural committee says they didn't know about his past comments. she says he was chosen by his conferences attract tens of thousands of young people. >>> three years after a devastating earthquake haiti is still in dire straits. they are in need of medicine, and food and clean water. human rights groups are holding solidarity civiles across -- vigils across the world. activists say the red cross received hundreds of millions of dollars in donations but they say very little has gone to help earthquake survey survivors. >>> seismologists giving a second thought to a theory on how a major earthquake on the san andorra warehouse fault mate effect thousands of people in california. the two sections of the fault are co
. >>> 4:37. president obama will discuss the withdrawal of u.s. troops from afghanistan with president hamid karzai today. karzai has made the rounds in washington this week including dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton. a news conference is set after the discussion on the future of the u.s. role in afghanistan. white house officials say the president will not announce any decisions on troop withdrawals after the war formall in 2014. >>> governor brown released his budget yesterday complete with $851 million surplus. schools are the big winners. k-12 and community colleges will get an extra $3 billion. medical gets an extra $350 billion and a billion goes into the rainy day fund. brown says the key now is to hold the line on spending. >> what i think is compassionate, what is good for the state of california, and what we can maintain over time instead of just enjoying a momentary high and then having a hangover many years later. >> the bad news, california still has a mountain of debt to pay back after borrowing during the down years. >> so
night from washington. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> the president is going to act through executive orders, executive action that can be taken. >> bill: is president obama conducting an unprecedented power grab? the factor has been investigating and we have some very interesting information to give you tonight. >> if you are tired of hearing about the problems over and over again with in hope, no plan, no real dissolutions, well you have come to the right place. >> bill: glenn beck will be here. what happened when he tried to buy al gore's far left network? and why is beck embracing the libertarian philosophy? >> i would push for this to be our next president. shoe over barack obama. >> bill: also tonight jesse watters on new year's eve nuttiness. >> we just saw lady gaga. >> are you kidding me? >> we just saw lady gaga. >> are you freaking kidding me? >> ms. megyn kelly on forking almost a million dollars to a convicted killer to have a sex change operation. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reil
're going into nut country. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this, paranoid america is climbing out of its bunker. the near possibility that the obama administration might stop the easy sale of the scariest guns to the scariest people has aroused the slippery slope crowd. these cousins of the grassy knoll folks believe that any limit on the wide open market for guns and ammo threatens their own hardware. any reasonable action by the american people to stop the carrage is to these paranoids the first unfaltering step to mass confiscation of everything from shoth guns to daisy rifles. well, tonight we let you hear from the craziest of the crazies. my question, are the regular gun owners of this country, the people who go out and hunt in hunting season, the people who shoot skeet or simply like to pack their own bullets, regular gun enthusiasts, are they going to listen to these nut cases or joe biden when he offers proposals next week on background checks and high capacity magazines? who are the people that are going to deci
: vice president biden will send his recommendations to curb gun violence to president obama by tuesday. the vice president held another round of meetings on the topic in washington today. this time, including sporting groups as well as the powerful national rifle association and others. mr. biden said a consensus is emerging for tightening background checks and banning high-capacity ammunition magazines. >> there's got to be some common ground here to not solve every problem but diminish the probability that what we've seen in these mass shootings will occur and diminish the probability that our children are at risk in their schools. >> sreenivasan: late today, the n.r.a. issued a statement saying it was disappointed that the discussions focused mainly on what it called an agenda to attack the second amendment. the group said it hopes to have an honest conversation with members of congress. there's been new border violence between india and pakistan in the disputed territory of kashmir. today, indian troops shot and killed a pakistani soldier in the mountainous region. kashmir is divid
? >> this, this may be one of the stupidest ideas ever to come out of washington and that's saying something. it's not clear it's legal. edward moy, under bush and obama may say it's legal to print a trillion dollars platinum coin, it doesn't have a trillion dollars worth of platinum in it. that would require an act of congress and a bank to order one. do you think there's going to be a lot of banks lining up to buy obama's trillion dollar coin? and what people are basically saying, obama should create a trillion dollars out of thin air, if that's such a great idea, why stop at one coin. print 17 of these puppies and eliminate the national debt and print 18 and go into surplus, we don't have to fight over taxing the rich. if you want another stimulus, print a coin and solve social security, print a coin. why doesn't greece do this, have a trillion dollar euro coin and this is perhaps one of the most absurd ideas anyone would come up with and would make us a laughingstock. >> megyn: i have to confess, i don't understand how it works, but i gather, you don't have to keep making trillion dollar
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